GNU Compiler Collection

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GNU Compiler Collection
Developer(s)GNU Project
Initial releaseMay 23, 1987; 35 years ago (1987-05-23)[1]
Stable release
12.2[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 19 August 2022; 6 months ago (19 August 2022)
Written inC with some parts written in C++
Operating systemCross-platform
LicenseGPLv3+ with GCC Runtime Library Exception[3]

The GNU Compiler Collection (also known as GCC) is a free software compiler written as part of the GNU project. It originally only compiled C code into machine language, however, now many frontends have been created to allow it to compile other languages.[4][5]

As well as being the compiler for GNU, it is used by many other projects, most notably many Linux-based operating systems.

Languages[change | change source]

GCC supports compiling the following programming languages:[6]

  • C (using the original gcc frontend.)
  • C++ (g++ frontend)
  • Objective-C
  • Objective-C++
  • Fortran
  • Ada
  • Go (gccgo frontend)

References[change | change source]

  1. "GCC Releases". GNU Project. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  2. "GCC 12.2 Released"; author name string: Richard Biener; publication date: 19 August 2022; retrieved: 19 August 2022.
  3. "GCC Runtime Library Exception". Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  4. "GCC Development Mission Statement". Free Software Foundation, Inc. 1999-04-22. Retrieved 2021-01-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "History - GCC Wiki". Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  6. "GCC Front Ends". Free Software Foundation, Inc. 2020-09-20. Retrieved 2020-01-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)